It is a movement to take back our country and give voice to her people. It is a movement to insure our children and take care of our elders. It is a movement to regain the respect we have lost with our brothers and sisters the world over. It is a movement to care for the earth and her limited resources. It is a movement to empower our marginalized citizens and honor the diversity of this nation. It is a movement of social justice, equality, and a shared vision.
It is a movement unlike anything my generation has ever experienced. I've always been jealous of my parents for having experienced both John and Robert Kennedy, but I have no need to be jealous now. We have Barack Obama.
In his own words:
I'm about to take the stage in St. Paul and announce that we have won the Democratic nomination for.
It's been a long journey, and we should all pause to thank, who made history in this campaign. Our party and our country are better off because of her.
I want to make sure you understand what's ahead of us. Earlier tonight,outlined a vision of America that's very different from ours -- a vision that continues the disastrous policies of George W. Bush.
But this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past and bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for the country we love.
It's going to take hard work, but thanks to you and millions of other donors and volunteers, no one has ever been more prepared for such a challenge.
Thank you for everything you've done to get us here. Let's keep making history.